Ubisoft E3 Summary

ubisoft logoThe Ubisoft press conference just wrapped. Here are some announcement and opinions.

South Park: Fractured but Whole

South Park: The Stick of Truth was an amazing game. Incredibly naughty, but amazing. But we never thought we’d get a sequel. So I was totally surprised when Trey Parker and Matt Stone came out to announce the sequel. The gameplay and style looks a lot like the first game, but instead of the “Lord of the Rings” fantasy tone, it’s all about superheroes. Just based on the title, we know it’s going to be just as irreverent as before.

For Honor

An interesting take on the typical team deathmatch, For Honor looks to be a melee multiplayer game with vikings, knights, and samurai. We saw 4v4 battle with lots of NPC and PvP combat. The game looks cool, but I don’t know if there’s anything beyond the stuff we saw (like single player or a story), but it has potential.

The Crew: Wild Run

More racing, this time on ATVs and motorcycles and such. Meh.

Trials Fusion: Awesome Level Max

This expansion pack for the popular skill-based games releases July 14. It features a cat riding a fire-breathing unicorn. Sold.

The Division

We’ve seen teases for this game for a long time, but the game is finally hands-on playable at the Ubisoft booth. It won’t be out until March 8, 2016, but it looks good. In today’s demo, we saw a team of three working their way through the Dark Zone. They come upon a pack of NPC enemies, but right as they’re about to engage, another team of real players shows up. Are they friendly or not? The tension in that moment sold me on the game. It’s a game about survival. Cool stuff.

Anno 2205

A great cinematic of colonies on the moon and space travel. But the game itself looks a little like Civilization maybe? Can’t really tell. But it comes out November 3.

Just Dance 2016

Jason Derulo just bombed on stage. Low point of E3 so far. But Just Dance is really fun and, using smartphones, they’re making it so you don’t have to have a motion camera to play the game. So it’s accessible to almost anyone. Just Dance Unlimited is an streaming service for Wii U, PS4, and XBOX One to bring tons of dance-on-demand songs for hardcore fans. Available on all consoles this October.

Rainbow Six: Siege

We got a beautiful new cinematic trailer for the next Rainbow game. But we also learned that Terrohunt, a single or co-op mode, is back. That’s what this game really needed. Fans of Rainbow Six Vegas rejoice! The environmental destruction looks great and really affects the gameplay. Blowing a hole through the wall really shakes things up. I just wish I had a team that communicated as well as the demo team did. Beta starts September 24.

Trackmania Turbo

Crazy speed. This racing game reminds me of something like F-Zero. It’s incredibly fast with huge jumps. The tracks and physics are wild. There’s even a VR demo at the show. Sounds cool, but it will probably make people puke.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

This game was revealed a month or so ago, but we got a little more of the cinematic flair today. London is definitely gritty in this game. At one point the main character lights a man on fire and hangs him. It seems to strike a balance between witty humor and brutal violence. We didn’t really see a lot of gameplay (we’ve seen some before), but I’ll bet we see more tonight at the Sony conference.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ubisoft always ends their conferences with a mic drop. This year, it was Ghost Recon: Wildlands. The game looks great. Multiplayer special ops in an open world. Jungles, deserts, etc.. Lots of vehicles and skydiving. This looks really fun.


One more press conference to go today. Sony!

 

 

 

Tim Bennett
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